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Earth's Linear Speed

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If the Earth rotates once on its axis every $24$ hours, then determine its linear speed in miles per hour if the Earth's radius is $3959$ miles.

Round your answer to one decimal place.

A

$29.5$ mi/hr

B

$518.2$ mi/hr

C

$877.2$ mi/hr

D

$1036.5$ mi/hr

E

$298,501.6$ mi/hr